On Tuesday 24th January we went on a field trip to Trinco! The point of the trip was to visit a family whose house had been missed out when the rest of the houses were re-built due to the Tsunami or the war!
We stayed in the most beautiful house which was a five minute walk from the beach. We arrived at the house and settled in, had some lunch and got ready to go and visit the family.
The drive to visit the family was only a 5 minute drive so we were there in a matter of minutes. The unfinished house stands out like a sore thumb compared to all the newly refurbished houses. So immediately we knew which house it was that needed the help.
We went to the next door neighbours house and as they were speaking Sara would translate and tell us what they were saying, the family had made a cost list but Sara told them there would be a volunteer program so the labouring cost would be taken off. It was sad to see that one family were left out and all the surrounding houses were finished. I don’t think the family expect much but it seems they will be grateful for any help that they get! They do have a close neighborhood so the family are being well looked after but it will be so heart warming to know that in a couple of months the family will have their house back. The family made us tea and some food which was really nice of them and we drank and ate to show our appreciation. The family asked us to visit another man that was injured in cross-fire in the war which meant he is now paralysed from the waist down. We visited and Sara was trying to see if he could be helped in some way, the man was willing to work as before the accident he was keen on agriculture and would be more than happy to find a job that he could do. We felt really sorry to see a young man that had been injured through no fault of his own but were impressed and delighted to hear that he was still keen and willing to help provide for his family and get back to work doing anything possible.
After our visits we went back to the house to relax and chill out, went went to the beach for and hour or two before dinner, the beach was desserted so we had the whole place to ourselves.
We were up at 7:30am ready to start the day, we had some breakfast then went to a different beach for a few hours, a lagoon, then went on a boat ride around the lagoon. Then stopped for some ginger tea.
We went back to the house for lunch, then left for the temple.
After the temple we went to some hot springs! Which were so hot!!
Then made our journey home.
All in all one of the best field trips Ive ever been on 🙂 also a definite eye opener!!